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Tamara Crismore


Libby, MT

Who or what got you into shooting?
My daddy taught me to shoot a pistol first for self-defense. My husband taught me to shoot rifle and shotgun.

First or favorite gun?

What is your favorite gun accessory? Why?
My sling because for a couple years I hunted without one!

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?
Anywhere in the mountains of Montana, as long as I'm with family it's a blast.

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?
Sitka Gear, thank you for keeping me warm!

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?
My husband and boys

Best shooting/hunting memory?
Watching my boys both get their antelope for the first time

I own a gun because:
I can!

How do you feel about pink guns?
That's a funny question since I am a Mary Kay Sales Director and I host a Pink Shoot to benefit the Mary Kay Foundation each year. I'm not a fan of PINK but I do want to get a pink camouflage shotgun to use at my pink shoot!

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?

Best gun tip?
Learn how to clean your own guns!

Your choice of gun for protection?
.38 pistol with laser sight

Guns or shoes?

Who or what inspires you?
Successful people that beat the odds, inspirational music, and especially my HUSBAND

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

What’s your favorite app?
WorldMate Gold

Book you’re reading?
How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It by Mark Cuban

Favorite TV Show?
The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Covert Affairs, Rookie Blue, Franklin & Bash, Common Law, Suits, Rizzoli & my DVR

What’s new on your iPod?
"Not Afraid" by Eminem. I normally listen to pop and country music.

Favorite sports team?
Seattle Seahawks

My theme song is:<
“He's a Pirate”

Favorite vacation spot?
Disneyland or Disney World

Your greatest accomplishment?
Becoming a Mary Kay Sales Director and earning 7 free cars